Helping Children Succeed in School - 20 Practical Tips
By Andrew Loh
Classroom and school success comes naturally to those children, who
develop a rigid and strict daily regimen. Parents have a lot to do, when
it comes to make their children ready for their school. Here are some
proven methods and techniques that will help your children perform
better in their school:
Tip #1: Prepare a healthy and nutritious plate of breakfast that
contains all necessary vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. A child
who eats a healthy breakfast is known to develop his or her brain
quicker than the one who does not eat a good breakfast.
Tip #2: Make your children sleep early, so that they get enough rest.
Wake them up early well so that they get ample time to get ready for
their class. When children focus their mind and energy on their classes,
they will be prepared to handle complex situations that arise in their
Tip #3: Prepare a great meal that contains enough vegetables and leafy
additives. A glass of juice a day will nourish your children very well.
Tip #4: The next day's classroom preparation should be finished the
night before. Preparing school clothing, school bags and shoes should be
done as early as possible.
Tip #5: Praise your children as often as possible. Use positive words
every day in the morning and just before going to the bed. Use positive
reinforcement to urge them to develop positive personality.
Tip #6: School work is very important for all children. Homework should
be given top most priority. Check your children's school diary everyday
to look at instructions. Let your children do their homework in the
evening itself, so that they can sleep early.
Tip #7: Help your children with their homework especially, when there is
a project work to be done. However, do not interfere their homework
session unnecessarily, unless there is some problem.
Tip #8: Check your children if they have any pending assignments or
projects. Keep a tab on their classroom work.
Tip #8: Visit their school at least twice a week. This will encourage
your children to study harder and better.
Tip #9: Keep in touch with class teachers and other staff to keep tabs
on your children's academic progress. Find out if there is any problem
with your children, especially with their performance related to tests,
quizzes, grades and sports activities.
Tip # 10: Discuss with your children's class teachers, if you feel that
your children are lagging behind. Try to find the reason/s for lagging
behind. Seek your teacher's guidance and help to set right unfavorable
Tip #11: If your children have an inclination towards subjects other
than the usual classroom subjects, help and encourage them without
hesitation. Some children are very good in sports, while others are
skilled in arts and music. Help your children to streamline their skills
Tip #12: Develop reading habits in your children. Children who read
books will become wiser and smarter. Take your children to a local
library and help them bring some good books.
Tip #13: If you feel that your children are gifted, consult a child
expert to know how you can help and manage them to exploit their skills
Tip #14: Allow your children to express their mind. Listen to their
problems and provide valid answers.
Tip #15: Ask open ended questions to get open answers. With this approach,
you can help your children develop critical thinking skills.
Tip #16: Allow your children to play and get required exercises.
Physically fit children are sharper and smarter.
Tip #17: Play board and strategy games with your children. These useful
play tools are known to sharpen your children's brain and lead to better
Tip #18: Play chess with your children. Chess is a game that leads to a
three-dimensional development of brain. Chess is intuitive, exploratory
and imaginative and it can teach patience and concentration in children.
Tip #19: Play quiz and memory tests with your children. Quizzes and
memory tests can help your children develop critical thinking and
imagination skills, apart from intuition and memory power.
Tip #20: Teach your children how to take competitive tests and exams.
Teach them the basics of competitive tests and demonstrate how to manage
their time. Time management is the most precious skill that your
children can learn and master.
These are some of the most simple and practical tips that can help your
children get better grades and scores. However, your children should
learn how to express their opinions and expressions in front of their
class teachers and peers. Confident children can easily perform better
in their classroom tests and projects. Dedication, concentration, positive attitude,
attention, an urge to perform better, inner motivation and learning to
set goals are some of the most critical factors that will eventually
help your children perform better in classroom and attain best possible success
levels in the school.
Peak Performance for Smart Kids: Strategies and Tips for Ensuring School Success
By Maureen Neihart, Psy. D
Peak Performance for Smart Kids provides success strategies, activities, tools, real-life examples, and checklists
for parents to employ to help their kids achieve to their highest potential. Even the most talented child will not
succeed if he or she has not developed the mental, psychological, and emotional skills to face the heavy demands
of high performance.
By working with parents to complete the activities included in this book, high-ability kids will learn to manage
stress and anxiety, set and achieve goals, use mental rehearsal to improve performance, manage their moods and
emotions, practice optimistic thinking, and resolve their frustrations of needing to belong while needing to achieve.